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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ability to share the logic within the rules engine with the business, so you can put it up for everybody to read.""When I compare it with other BPM tools, like IBM, it is great, open source, and free when you use the community version.""The solution is easily compatible with HTML forms and HTML language programming and that is the most significant part.""The speed and execution of DMN was a big selling point for us. It's very good at conducting business processes that are easily modeled and presented in a way that's easy to understand.""It allows me to present or to demonstrate the business process flow, visually, without having to resort to PowerPoint, Visio, or other products.""It has an open BPM""The interface and the number of connectors that they provide are the most valuable features. The support here, it's kind of okay. But the main thing is with the number of connectors and the UI, the user interface.""Being able to use a Java-based solution makes the product flexible."

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"The ability to sort via multiple criteria to identify the relationships you need for a specific object.""ARIS is probably the most mature product in terms of modeling an enterprise architecture so that it has context.""The initial setup and installation are very straightforward.""The ease of use is the most valuable. I have tried a number of BPMN packages, and I find the user interface of ARIS BPM easier and more intuitive than others. If your team is knowledgeable on BPMN, it is really pretty easy to figure out on your own because it adheres to the standards extremely well. I have tried Bizagi, BizFlow, and a variety of such solutions, and I just liked ARIS BPM better.""The most valuable feature in the latest versions is the connect portal, where you can do very simple modeling using the web-based portal.""It provides the discovery functionality, and you can have a simulation on top of it to get your design corrected to ensure that it is within the right state of parameters. It is a complete package that you can use from strategy to execution because you have the design layer, and within the design, you can also do analytics.""The EPC modeling is very detailed, the semantic check is helpful, and auto-layout simplifies the formatting.""The most valuable feature is the process documentation. For us, ARIS is a lifestyle more than a tool. It helps us learn how to think and how to plan for our system."

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"While this is a new product it has a mature feel from being built by a company with many years in the business.""This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer."

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Cons
"I would like to see the forms engine available in the open-source version of this solution.""I would like to have a feature for audit logging, audit logs and audit log management. And some history of use for the audit logs.""I would also like a very easy to use form builder.""Especially when you use the open-source version, there are issues with performance.""If there were some industry templates it would have helped significantly, because it is similar to a process map for a domain. That is what we are currently creating, a domain-relevant process map.""Lacking in forms visualization.""The support definitely can be improved. Apart from that, the language should be extendable to other platforms. If I want to write, I'll run a different platform, like Python code on top of it, or COBOL code on top of it, and it should support those languages.""The solution could use some enhancements like adding connectors, improving forms and having a mobile app, but everything is an enhancement rather than a flaw."

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"The governance mechanism could be better, as could automation.""The interface is a little archaic.""The workflow approval process could be represented better in the overviews.""I use it strictly for developing the business process model. I don't use it for the actual automation. I do that with Vtenext. I have standardized on Vtenext, and I don't use ARIS BPM anymore. The Vtenext UI is just as good, and it is much more tightly coupled to the underlying object model. I can get more done in one session with Vtenext rather than first going to ARIS BPM, then importing, and having to edit it for tight coupling.""If you want to create new reports then you have to use JavaScript, or ARIS script as they call it, which is beyond the competencies of most people.""Its governance tool and integration with ESB and execution engine can be improved. Their partner support can also be improved.""The model graphics can be exported in PDF, but the model is too small to read.""There is a lot of room for improvement. They need to increase the performance of the system flow. They need to support it more. ARIS Process Governance is still quite basic, and they are using an old BPM and process automation module."

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"As the product is very new, some minor features are still missing, but everything is there to handle day-to-day process modeling.""There's an issue with the current manual that they're working on."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are using the open-source version of this solution.""Camunda is much cheaper.""I use the open-source free version.""The open-source version of the product is free to use.""The cost of this solution is better than some competing products.""Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year.""We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost.""I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."

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"This is absolutely not the cheapest solution in the market, but for large companies, the price is fine.""It depends on different parameters.""The setup cost and pricing depend on the license (Modeler, Viewer, Administrator).""The price could be better.""The price of the solution is reasonable."

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"Pricing will differ between enterprises based on needs such as customization, but the company uses a standardized algorithm for determining this."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it.
Top Answer: There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly… more »
Top Answer: In the future, I would definitely like to see the process administration (migration, audit, tracking) and process… more »
Top Answer: It provides the discovery functionality, and you can have a simulation on top of it to get your design corrected to… more »
Top Answer: Its governance tool and integration with ESB and execution engine can be improved. Their partner support can also be… more »
Top Answer: This is low-cost and very user friendly. A variety of models are available depending on the needs of the customer.
Top Answer: I know they'll be looking into this in the new version but one thing they could improve is the manual. There's a process… more »
Top Answer: I'm the chief executive and managing consultant and we are partners with BIC.
Comparisons
Also Known As
Camunda BPM
ARIS, ARIS BPM
BIC Cloud BPM
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Overview

Camunda Platform is a complete process automation tech stack with powerful execution engines for BPMN workflows and DMN decisions paired with essential applications for modeling, operations, and analytics.

With a clear vision to automate any process, anywhere, Camunda is reinventing process automation for the digital enterprise. Featuring a developer-friendly, open source approach, enterprises can use Camunda Platform to breakthrough technological, organizational, and infrastructure barriers, optimize their business processes, and drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

Software AG's ARIS Business Process Analysis Platform is ideal for organizations that want to document, analyze, standardize and improve their processes. Design, document, analyze, optimize and communicate processes to achieve business process excellence by using the ARIS Business Process Analysis Platform. With more efficient processes across business, IT and SAP systems, your Digital Enterprise can respond to changing business and market requirements more quickly.

BIC Platform delivers all-encompassing business process management. The software covers the complete lifecycle of BPM and supports strategy, design, implementation, execution and controlling of business processes.

BIC Platform has a modular setup which allows individual adjustments. Typical deployment scenarios of BIC Platform are SAP introduction, governance, risk or compliance management, quality management or the structure of process management systems. 

Thanks to its intuitive design, users quickly start with process modeling and manage the full process cycle up to the optimization. Comprehensive features of the software are document management, governance, review and release workflows.

Available BIC Platform modules are Design, Governance, Portal, Monitor, Workflow and GRC. The software can be operated either as a Public Cloud, Private Cloud or On Premises. Offline modelling is possible with the web-based option.

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Sample Customers
24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
Fujitsu, Coca Cola, ING, Credit Suisse, Electrolux
Daimler AG Siemens AG RWE Bundesministerium des Innern Uniklinikum Köln Vattenfall Ziemann Dermapharm AG Postbank LBBW EDEKA
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Non Profit12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm38%
Retailer13%
Manufacturing Company6%
Renewables & Environment Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business54%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise26%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise79%
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Find out what your peers are saying about ARIS BPA vs. BIC Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.

ARIS BPA is ranked 7th in Business Process Design with 9 reviews while BIC Platform is ranked 17th in Business Process Design with 2 reviews. ARIS BPA is rated 7.8, while BIC Platform is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ARIS BPA writes "Holistic views of process modeling show interrelated effects between new and old processes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of BIC Platform writes "Software client for modelling and web portal are both directly accessible through one interface". ARIS BPA is most compared with Signavio Process Manager, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, Visio and MEGA HOPEX, whereas BIC Platform is most compared with Signavio Process Manager, Visio, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, BOC ADONIS and Amazon Step Functions. See our ARIS BPA vs. BIC Platform report.

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